Similarities Between Religion And Near East Society

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Everyone has the right to believe in religion and different gods. Like the Near East society they had many gods that they turned too in times of trial and even happiness to help them and make different choices for them; they had myths to make trials easier. The Hebrew society had one god that they worshipped and spoke with in dealings with man, and they cherished life and what god gave them. These societies sound opposite of one another, but they have very many similarities. First, The Near East society was a very romantic and genuine but cruel people. They loved to write poetry, especially about the Pharaohs; they wrote about love, passion, and even misogyny. This is a story and myth based culture; it played in every part of their life. This …show more content…
The Near East had their religion for comfort instead of getting through life, and making it to heaven; which is how the Hebrews lived. They loved and cherished people more than land, and valued life. They justified it, “because God is good, his law must be concerned with human welfare” (Perry 31). Although they had harsh laws, they eventually found alternate punishments to horrible crimes. The Bible never said it was admirable to take a person’s life over death, and they Hebrews respected that (Perry 31). There are many popular writers in the Bible, and Amos and Isiah “Insisted that the essence of God’s law was not rituals, but rather righteous living” (Perry 37). Hebrews focused more on well-being, and being a good person unlike The Near East society that tried to make life fair, and had no regard for people’s feelings. The two societies had different gods. The Near East societies had many gods, and believed that they were in nature and they used personification to describe unknown subjects. For example, “Thus if a river did not rise, it was because it refused to do so; either the river or the gods were angry wat the people” (Perry 21). Everything was done because nature and the gods were either happy or displeased with the people. The Hebrews did not believe in this, they believed that if they do good, good will come from it, and that their god will take care of them. They believed in one god, and that the Prophet at the time was in direct communication with

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